“Pursue Happiness”

“Pursue Happiness”

I write this post today with a heavy heart. My 18 year old cousin was killed early this am in a car crash. Her boyfriend was driving. (There is more to the story. a lot more, but I will not get into that here). So after getting the early morning text and the phone calls. I was just try to keep my mind busy. So I decided to scrap a happy moment on our recent trip to the Grand Cayman. Through phone calls all day I got this layout done. (I don’t really remember even doing it)

These pictures were taken one night out at dinner. This is my loving sister Amy (Mimi as the kids will call her) and her husband Craig (Uncle Craigy). They are the happiest and most generous couple I know. Through conversations, tears, screams and some laughs,  Amy said she needed something to put a smile on her face. So I sent her a picture of these.

This is a two page layout.

pure happiness page one

She loved it.

pure happiness page 1 close up 2

I used some Creative Embellishments and put some trinkets in the flower cluster and wrapped some twine around the clusters.

pure happiness page 1 closeup 3

I am very addicted to sprays right now and am trying them on everything.

page one close up, Pure happines.

“Love Always”

pure happiness page 2

Page 2 is just another flower cluster with some chippies and a bunch of layering. Loved the hearts and wanted to have something on there because Amy and Craig have this endless love that most people would be envious of.

pure hippiness page 2 close up

I want to say thank you for stopping by today. I am thankful to have visitors and to share my projects in hope of getting some creative juices flowing.

Life is short, too short in some cases. Capture every moment possible and truly “Pursue Happiness”

Everyone deserves it.


Photo Credit: Adam Potapenko

Page one Entered in:


Month Challenge: Ribbon or Twine

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Month Challenge: anything Creative Embellishments.

Supplies used: Paper: Prima: Romantivc Collection – Hilary; Printery Collection – Love Ledger; Londonerry Collection – Manor House, Parlor Games; Stamps: Taylored Expressions – Discover Your Wings; Stampin’ Up – Elements of Style; Inks/Paints/Sprays: Close to My Heart – Chocolate; Ayeeda Paint – Matte Coral; Shimmerz Texturez – Artie – Choked, Smooch Spritz –  Clear;  Tattered Angles – Chalkboard Baseboard; Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst – Dark Chocolate Truffles, Milk Chocolate Brown; Flowers: Petaloo: Ruffled Roses Brownie, Forget Me Nots Antique Beige, Assorted Floral Small Vanilla; Prima – Parchment Petals Scroll; Embellishments: Creative Embellishments – Floral Set 5, Mini Ornate Title Word Frames; Prima: Tag Me – Time Traveler’s Memories; Twine from My own stash,  Bottle Caps, Canvas Corp Canvas. Other Supplies: Liquitex Gesso, 1″ Circle Punch.

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7 Responses to “Pursue Happiness”

  1. Ann Custer says:

    Sending my deepest condolences to you and your family. Your layouts are so beautiful, I am sure they made her smile. The photos are so lovely too.

  2. dlwidder says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss! Thank you so much for playing along with the Creative Embellishments September Challenge to bring a smile to your sister’s face. I hope it did the trick and we are so honored you chose our pieces to embellish such a meaningful, lovely layout.

  3. Michelle Gallant says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments, your sister is lucky to have you.

  4. Sandi Clarkson says:

    My deepest condolences to you and your family. How hard it must have been for you to put this together through your tears and pain. The CE pieces look amazing here! Your alterations look fantastic! Hopefully these pages have brightened your sister’s day. Memories of family are what this hobby is all about!

  5. thend72 says:

    So sorry for your loss. Scrapping is some of the best therapy there is. Big hugs to you sweetie! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments!

  6. Shona says:

    so sorry for your loss 🙁 and yes I hope the scrappy time is good therapy time for you . Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  7. Dana Tatar says:

    Beautiful page! I love how you incorporated twine into your flower clusters. Thanks for joining the Paper Wings Productions Challenge! 🙂

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